Christine Ferber is an internationally known master Patisserie, widely known as the Fairy God mother of Jams and Jellies. Her recipe book shares her precise techniques, tools and ideologies behind the creation of perfection in a jar. To further delight me, her book and recipes are organized by seasons and written simply and honestly. Its almost like reading a recipe written by an old friend.
Her recipes are truly unique and hit all the right notes for me. She knows how to pair ingredients in ways that bring out the best flavours. There is a hint of surprise and decadency in these recipes and yet, they are unpretentious and simple ingredients. Her techniques encourage the most gentle of processing, no more boiling that fruit to oblivion! Her recipes used combinations that inspire and spark creativity. Strawberry mint, Black Cherry with Pinot Noir, Apricot with Spiced Apple, Rosehip with Vanilla, Rhubarb with Acacia Honey and even chocolate jams.
Preserving jams and jellies are a wonderful way to bottle up summer into a pretty jar to be enjoyed throughout the year.
These mouth watering, delectable recipes are no more difficult to achieve than the standard boil and jar recipes. Once you have learned the general techniques you will be quickly able to adapt and start making your own unique blends. Most ingredients are easily accessible. You might have to substitute one type of pear or apple for another; but the end product will still be as wonderful.
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